The Strategic Importance of Arab Peace Initiative in Ending Arab – Israeli Conflict and Building Peace in the Middle East
June, 13th 2015
United Religions Initiative (URI) Jordan, in cooperation with The Center for Democracy & Community Development (CDCD) East-Jerusalem, held an interactive workshop under the theme: “The strategic importance of Arab Peace Initiative in ending Arab-Israeli Conflict and building peace in the Middle East”
The event was attended by high level officials including Parliamentarians and Politicians from Jordan, religious leaders and representatives from the civil society including EcoPeace Middle East. The aim of the workshop was to provide a platform to discuss means by which the Arab Peace Initiative “API” can contribute to stability and prosperity in the region. The conveners, moreover, discussed means to spread awareness and activate youth to promote regional stability and prosperity based on the API and ways to involve civil societies and local grassroots initiatives in supporting the initiative.
The Arab Peace Initiative was first proposed in 2002, is a peace agreement based on a full Israeli withdrawal and return to the 1967 borders in exchange for recognition of Israel by all Arab states, a complete guarantee for Israel’s security, normalization of Israel’s relations with all Arab countries, a solution agreed upon and supported by the region on the Palestinian refugee issue. To date, the Arab Peace Initiative has been accepted and supported by 22 states of the Arab League and 57 member countries of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.
More on the API-based structure can be found here.
This post is contributed by Samar M. Salma, Media & PR Officer
Media Department/ Amman Office